political journalism

Feb
05
General Election 2019: the news media failed profoundly — but not in the way you think

General Election 2019: the news media failed profoundly — but not in the way you think

Reuters Institute research shows that most of what we believe about the general public and politics news is wrong — and that we are profoundly failing to engage them.
6 min read
Jan
07
Dominic Cummings’ blogpost, direct dialogue and its threat to mainstream political journalism

Dominic Cummings’ blogpost, direct dialogue and its threat to mainstream political journalism

The Prime Minster's Chief Special Advisor outlined a new vision for the civil service in a blogpost — and with it, a new way of communicating policy, in way we need to pay attention to.
7 min read
May
03
Boris created EU "fake news" 20 years ago

Boris created EU "fake news" 20 years ago

Fascinating quote in a New York Times piece on the Brexit-backing British newspapers (and principally, The Sun): With little regard
1 min read
Feb
07
How the alt-right media machine stole the "Fake News" tag

How the alt-right media machine stole the "Fake News" tag

This really is a mark of just how efficient and savvy the media machine around Trump is: But though the
1 min read
Nov
23
The end of presidential access journalism in the US

The end of presidential access journalism in the US

The newly-elected Donald Trump seems determined to cut the press out of the equation
1 min read
Nov
09
Trump: from sideshow to president

Trump: from sideshow to president

Huffington Post, July 2015: After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have
1 min read
Sep
17

The human behind the politician mask

A touching moment in Rachel Sylvester & Alice Thomson’s interview with Alan Johnson for The Times: When people ask
Apr
02
Why this general election is a great test of news sites' digital evolution

Why this general election is a great test of news sites' digital evolution

The advent of fixed term parliaments in the UK will make this a particularly interesting general election from a digital
1 min read